Govt’s silence on China border issue fuelling speculation: Rahul

Govt’s silence on China border issue fuelling speculation: Rahul

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday asked the Narendra Modi government to come clean on the border standoff with China and tell the country what exactly is happening as its silence is fuelling speculation and uncertainty.

“The government’s silence about the border situation with China is fuelling massive speculation and uncertainty at a time of crisis,” he said on Twitter.

“The government of India must come clean and tell India exactly what’s happening,” Rahul added.

There has been a standoff between Indian and Chinese troops at the border in Ladakh from early this month.

The situation in eastern Ladakh deteriorated after around 250 Chinese and Indian soldiers were engaged in a violent face-off on the evening of May 5, which spilled over to the next day before the two sides agreed to “disengage” following a meeting at the level of local commanders.

Rahul had referred to the border issue earlier this week also. Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, Rahul had asked the government to be more transparent on the issue. “I think, on the India-China issue, we would like to see some more transparency on what is going on. It becomes very difficult for us to have a position without understanding the facts,” Rahul told reporters when asked about the China border issue.

“The government should make it clear to the people of India, what exactly is happening on the border. We are hearing different stories so, I don’t want to go into conjecture, but it is important that the government of India makes it clear, what is happening on the border so that people can understand and have a proper position,” Rahul argued.

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